Mustang track teams continue success

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LRHS boys and girls track teams both brought home trophies from district competition

 Lauren Wood – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS boys and girls track and field teams are off to the regional championships after their District Championship competition success.

The boys track team took home the Team Title while the girls were second place.

Over 21 athletes between the two teams qualified for regionals. The competition takes place next Saturday, April 29, at Lakeland’s George Jenkins High School.

The top four athletes from regionals will head to Bradenton’s IMG on May 5 for the State Championship.

Last season the Mustang girls team won the state team championship and had the highest ranked GPA in Florida. The boys team also had the highest GPA and ended the season top 10 in track.

Coach Mark Napier said, “[the team] hopes to repeat the GPA and fulfill the chance of being a state title team again.”

Regional Qualifiers:

 

Boys: (12)

Harry Barthelemy:  High Jump – 4th / Long Jump – 2nd / 4×400 – 1st

Andrew Dean: 800m – 3rd / 4×800 – 1st / 4x400m – 1st

Michael Donato: 4x400m – 1st

Brice Easton: 4x800m – 1st / 2 Mile – 1st

Ian Griffin: 4x400m – 1st

Sam Jackson: Discus – 1st / Shot – 2nd

Nicholas Napier: Pole Vault – 2nd

Noah Oxley: Discus – 4th / Shot – 3rd

Jonathan Reid: 800m – 2nd / 4×800 – 1st / 4x400m – 1st / Mile – 2nd

James Rivera: 400m – 4th / 4×400 – 1st

John Rivera: 800m – 1st / 4×800 – 1st / 4x400m – 1st / Mile – 4th

Adam Scott: 4x800m – 1st

 

Girls: (9)

Josie Curtis: 4x400m – 3rd

Emma Donato: 4x400m – 3rd

Donna Dunkum: High Jump – 4th

Sophia Falco: 100m – 1st /200m – 1st /Long Jump – 1st /Triple Jump – 1st

Sydney Heifner: 4x400m – 3rd

Ava Klein: 400m – 1st / 800m – 2nd / 4x400m – 3rd

Shaleiya Lee: 400m – 3rd / 800m – 4th / 4x400m – 3rd

Morgan Lingle: Discus – 1st

Karen Lyvers: Pole Vault – 3rd / 4x400m – 3rd